Whether it’s a dramatic black-and-white nude or sentimental hands on belly photo, getting the best maternity photo is the goal of any new mom. However, a pregnant dog named Lilica just put all other photos to shame.
Lilica’s fierce photos were captured by photographer Ana Paula Grillo just one day before she gave birth to five beautiful puppies. Although the shoot itself was brief, Grillo “felt that she understood [Lilica] completely” and that “she made sensational photos.”
Although most of the viewers of the photos were too busy gushing to hate on Lilica, there were a few animal activists who couldn’t help but remind everyone that the homeless animal population is on the rise, and it’s very important and beneficial to spay or neuter your pets.
However, we are happy to announce that all of Lilica’s puppies have been adopted by wonderful and loving families.
And even though we may not all have to joyfully pose for maternity photos one day, here’s hoping that next time we do find ourselves in front of a camera, we can channel a little bit of Lilica and werk, werk, werk.
(Photos: Ana Paula Grillo)